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Hugh Boscawen Fergusson

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Hugh Boscawen Fergusson ( -1953), senior director of G. A. Harvey and Co


1953 Obituary [1]

We regret to record the death of Mr. Hugh Boscawen Fergusson, M.I.Mech.E., M.J .N.A., which occurred in London on Friday last, February 20th. Mr. Fergusson was the senior director of G. A. Harvey and Co. (London), Ltd.

Mr. Fergusson studied mining engineering at the Royal School of Mines, Freiberg, Germany, and was subsequently in partnership with his father in a consulting engineering practice in Vancouver.

He joined the Royal Volunteer Engineers in 1914 and in the early part of the first world war was in charge of a contingent to North Russia which was engaged on the construction of the Murmansk Railway.

In 1916, Mr. Fergusson was appointed works manager of the Royal Ordnance Factory at Gretna, and after the war he spent a year in Cologne as chief technical adviser to the British Military Governor.

The subsequent years of Mr. Fergusson's career were spent in Spain, as consulting engineer on various hydro-electric and railway electrification projects, and in South America, as chief agent for railway construction.

Mr. Fergusson joined G. A. Harvey and Co. (London), Ltd., in July, 1933, as manager of the heavy construction department, and was appointed a director in 1938. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Naval Architects, and of the Engineering Institute of Canada.



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